George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Stephen Billings, 25 July 1781

Dobbs Ferry July 25th 1781

May it Please your Excellincy

Major Murnan of the Engineers is accused of—Attacking a Sentinel upon his Post—being in the execution of his Duty—with a drawn sword Threatning his Life—spitting in his face—& otherwise abusing & insulting him—on the 25th Instant—at Dobbs Ferry.

2d Of attempting to take away a Boat which was under the care of the Sentinel at the abovementioned time.

3d Of Unofficer & Ungentlemanlike behaviour.

Which Crimes being highly subversive of military order & Discipline—& of which full evidence can be produced—most earnestly desire your Excellency will be pleased to order him in arrest. I am with the greatest Respect your Excellencys most Obedt Servant

Stephen Billing Capt. 2d Connett Regt

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